All around the world, there are writers’ voices just waiting to be heard. While there’s plenty of talented authors anywhere you go, the Pacific Northwest is home to writers with some of the best books coming out in 2019. Get to know these Pacific Northwest authors and their unputdownable 2019 releases.

maggie’s ruse by Anne Leigh Parrish

Identical twin sisters Maggie and Marta live nothing short of a great life in New York City with their stepfather’s money. While each girl has the ability to achieve great things in their fields, they find themselves falling short every time a big opportunity presents itself. But when their lack of success drives Maggie to do something odd that pushes Marta away, the two go their separate ways, unsure if they can ever truly mend their relationship.

Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction by Chuck Klosterman

From a procedure that transfers the pain of childbirth from a woman to a man, a puma in an airplane’s lavatory and other crazy tales, Raised in Captivity is a book for readers who love something unique and different. This short story collection is said to be “true stories wrapped in fiction” and is nothing short of a wild ride of a read.

Joy Seeker: Let Go of What’s Holding You Back so You Can Live the Life You Were Made For by Shannon Kaiser

Inspirational speaker, author and life coach Shannon Kaiser knows that sometimes life can be overwhelming and it can make you feel as if you’re not enough. In Joy Seeker, Kaiser teaches readers how to break out of the vicious cycle of feeling hopeless and disconnected and introduces new techniques on how to affirm your power and go after the life you’ve always dreamed of.

The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

When powerful men started losing their power due to initiatives like the #MeToo movement, they immediately began claiming that it was all because of a feminist witch hunt. With this in mind, Lindy West decided to bring the idea of a “witch hunt” to the forefront by exposing all of the ways in which white males have dominated our culture for centuries. In this cultural critique, West sheds light on a harmful pattern in both America’s past and present.

Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake has ruled the YA genre with her Three Dark Crown series. Returning with the finale this fall, Five Dark Fates unravels the fates that await sisters Mirabella, Katharine and Arsinoe. The rebellion is struggling to defeat Queen Katharine as she remains on the throne, secretly wishing she could be close with her sisters once again. But Katharine is being warned that Mirabella is not to be trusted and the sisters must fight for their own futures as secrets about Fennbirn arise.

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